Claudio Marchisio, a former Juventus midfielder on Friday, August 17, 2018, said he had ended his contract with the Serie A champions by mutual agreement after 25 years at the club.
The 32 year old, born and raised in Turin, made his professional debut in the second-tier Serie B in 2006 after Juventus were relegated following the Calciopoli corruption scandal.
Marchisio, capped 55 times by Italy, progressed through Juve’s youth ranks and only played for one other club, spending a year on loan at Empoli in the 2007-08 seasons.
25 unforgettable years in black and white draw to a close for @ClaMarchisio8 ??
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) August 17, 2018
“Today marks the end of Claudio Marchisio’s Juventus career following the agreed termination of his contract,” read a statement on Juve’s official website, in which the club paid a glowing tribute to their long-serving player.
“And it will be a pleasure to keep following him, with whichever shirt he will wear in the future. For the black and white stripes, as we know, will always form an indelible part of him and his story.
“Thanks for everything, Claudio! We wish you the very best.”
Friday marks the transfer deadline for Serie A clubs, while Marchisio has also been linked to a potential MLS switch.
“With every battle competed, every ripple of the net and every trophy raised, his childhood dreams kept coming true. In truth, we all lived our dreams side by side with Claudio. Watching him grow and become, year after year, a man, husband and father filled all of us Bianconeri with a unique sense of gratification.
“Having had the opportunity to accompany him on this path, to discover a homegrown champion, day by day, was quite simply a privilege and an honour,” Juve said in a statement.
Marchisio made a total of 389 appearances in all competitions, scoring 37 goals, and won seven Serie A titles as well as four Italian cups with the club.
Marchisio suffered a series of setbacks following a cruciate ligament injury in his left knee in 2016 which initially left him out of action for six months.
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